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Is there a way to automatically add videos to your watch later list if you are subscribed to a channel?

I want to utilize my watch later list to play through my subscriptions so that I can leave the window running in the background during my workday without constantly going back to the Youtube tab in my browser to add videos to the list.

I've looked at ifttt.com and haven't been able to find a task within the Youtube channel that will allow me to interact with my subscriptions.

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I've set it up to work almost like that. Since Google shut down the YouTube subscription RSS feed it's a bit more work. What I do is first grab the RSS feed for a channel I want to subscribe to.

The URL for a YouTube channel RSS feed is:

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/USER_NAME/uploads

Then I create a new IFTTT recipe and add a feed with the URL of that RSS feed. And finally, I add new items in that RSS feed to my Pocket.

So I end up watching everything through Pocket which is not too bad since they have apps for web, desktop, and my iPhone and I can mark stuff as read there.

I recently checked and IFTTT doesn't currently have a way to automatically add to YouTube Watch Later, but if they add it at some point then that would let me watch directly in YouTube (although I must say that YouTube's Watch Later management sucks big time, especially on the iPhone).

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